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Virtual Team Celebrations

Virtual team celebrations help feel remote employees connected to their colleagues and team members.

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If you’re a remote or hybrid team member, you know that staying connected and engaged with your coworkers is essential to help you succeed and work effectively. However, due to the rise of remote workers, organizations face difficulties keeping the entire workforce connected.

A virtual team celebration is done online on platforms like Google Meet, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams. No, this is not your usual virtual team meeting, you’re not going to hold a virtual celebration and talk about anything work-related. Rather, this is an opportunity for remote employees to enjoy a day and get to know each other.

When one of your employees or the whole team has some achievements or important events happening in their lives, it is best to celebrate with them to foster an inclusive and open environment.

a work from home employee joining a virtual team celebration

What a Great Virtual Team Celebration Looks Like

Celebrating in the office is a no-brainer, but when it comes to virtual celebrations, remote employees don’t have the opportunity to eat together or interact face-to-face. Planning a virtual event should be planned carefully and creatively.

Your employees don’t need a virtual celebration that feels like they're still “working”. This is a time for employees to take a break. One of the perfect ways to build connections is by having fun! Virtual team celebrations help build trust, show appreciation, foster a sense of belonging, and boost employee experience.

To have a successful virtual celebration, you need the participation and presence of your employees. It shouldn’t be overcomplicated, rather it should be easy to take part in, informal, and fun.

team members having a virtual celebration

Tips in Organizing a Successful Virtual Celebration

  • Keep it close to work hours

  • It shouldn’t take too much time

  • Do activities that everyone can participate in

  • Involve everyone

  • Give others a chance to speak

  • Use collaborative space

Reasons to Have a Vritual Celebration

  • To thank your team members

  • Celebrate a team member’s achievements and wins

  • Recognize the contributions of the entire team

  • To allow remote employees to get to know each other and connect

  • To improve communication

  • Celebrating important life events

  • To build trust

15 Virtual Team Celebration Ideas

Virtual team celebrations are important because they help to foster a sense of community and belonging within the team, boost morale and motivation, foster open communication and collaboration, and recognize and appreciate the contributions of team members.

By celebrating successes and milestones, organizations can show appreciation and support to team members, which can help to increase employee satisfaction and engagement and lead to better performance and productivity.

  1. Award Ceremony

An award ceremony involves recognizing and celebrating the achievements of team members. Awards could be given for things like teamwork, innovation, or customer service.

  1. Murder Mystery

A murder mystery is a team-building activity that involves solving a fictional crime. Participants are given clues and must work together to determine who the "killer" is.

  1. Cocktail Shake-Up

A cocktail shake-up involves creating and sharing a signature cocktail recipe with team members, and then virtually gathering to make and enjoy the drinks together.

  1. Tiny Campfire

A tiny campfire involves setting up a virtual "campfire" where team members can gather to chat, tell stories, or play games.

  1. Send a Care Package

Sending a care package involves sending a package of small gifts or treats to team members to show appreciation and support.

  1. Shout Out Achievements

A shout-out involves publicly recognizing and celebrating the achievements of individual team members.

  1. Crafting

Crafting involves organizing a virtual crafting session where team members can work on a creative project together.

  1. Themed Quiz

A themed quiz involves organizing a virtual quiz on a specific topic or theme and inviting team members to participate.

  1. Happy Hour or Catch-Up

A happy hour or catch-up involves organizing a virtual social gathering where team members can come together to chat and relax.

  1. Game Show

A game show involves organizing a virtual game show where team members can participate in fun challenges and activities.

  1. Celebrating Unexpected Events

Celebrating unexpected events involves acknowledging and celebrating small victories or milestones within the team.

  1. Ice-Breakers

Ice-breakers are activities or games that are designed to help team members get to know each other and break the ice.

13. Virtual City/WorldTour

A virtual city tour involves organizing a virtual tour of a specific city or location, and inviting team members to join and learn about the history and culture of the place.

A virtual world tour involves organizing a virtual tour of a specific place or location, and inviting team members to join and learn about the history and culture of the place.

14. Comedy Night

A comedy night involves organizing a virtual comedy night where team members can come together to watch and enjoy a stand-up comedy performance or sketch.

15. Themed Lunch

A themed lunch involves organizing a virtual mealtime where all team members can come together to eat and chat. The theme could be based on a specific type of cuisine or cultural event.

16. Virtual Happy Hour

Set up a video call and encourage team members to bring their favorite drink or snack. This is a great way to socialize and relax after a long week.

17. Virtual Game Night

Choose a game that can be played over a video call, such as trivia, charades, or Pictionary. This is a fun way to bond and have some lighthearted competition.

18. Virtual Cooking or Baking Class

If your team is into cooking or baking, consider hosting a virtual class where everyone can learn a new recipe together.

19. Virtual Movie Night

Choose a movie that everyone can watch together on a streaming service, and use a video call to discuss it afterwards.

20. Virtual Team Building Activity

There are many virtual team building activities available online, such as virtual escape rooms, virtual scavenger hunts, or virtual art classes. Choose one that aligns with your team's interests and schedule.

21. Virtual Book Club

Choose a book that everyone can read and discuss during a video call. This is a great way to foster a sense of community and encourage learning and personal growth.

22. Virtual Wellness Retreat

Consider hosting a virtual wellness retreat, with activities such as yoga, meditation, or guided nature walks. This is a great way to promote self-care and relaxation among your team.

23. Virtual Talent Show

Encourage team members to share their talents, such as singing, dancing, or comedy, during a virtual talent show. This is a fun way to showcase the diverse interests and skills of your team.

24. Virtual Trivia Night

Create a trivia quiz on a topic of your choice, and host a virtual trivia night for your team. This is a great way to have some friendly competition and test your team's knowledge.

25. Virtual Museum Tour

Many museums offer virtual tours, which can be a great way to learn and explore new places from the comfort of your own home. Consider choosing a museum tour and hosting a virtual visit for your team.

26. Virtual Team Building Workshop

There are many virtual team building workshops available online, which can help your team learn new skills, improve communication, and build stronger relationships. Choose a workshop that aligns with your team's needs and goals.

Article by Maria Gabrielle